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#FMgram: Moorhead crafter grows business with photos

This little lady has been working overtime. As well as my scissors. Prepping for the Island Park Craft Fair. Megan Yeats / Special to The Forum 1 / 7
A spontaneous little trip to the Fargo Theatre for an afternoon movie with friends. Megan Yeats / Special to The Forum2 / 7
Corks and Canvas featured artist at the one and only Modern Textiles. Megan Yeats / Special to The Forum3 / 7
A boy and his beach. Taken at Leech Lake in Minnesota. Megan Yeats / Special to The Forum4 / 7
This was a find from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. One of my favorite places to shop. Her price was great, so she came home with me. A fresh coat of paint and she’s good as new! Megan Yeats / Special to The Forum 5 / 7
My living room and upstairs are becoming overrun with #Sweeties! Megan Yeats / Special to The Forum6 / 7
These are a new design of Sweeties I came up with recently. I call them Flower Power Sweeties. Some of my favorites! Megan Yeats / Special to The Forum7 / 7

MOORHEAD – Instagram was a personal thing for Megan Yeats – at least at first.

The 29-year-old Walker, Minn., native and Moorhead resident joined the popular social network two years ago, using it to share photos with family and friends.

But the stay-at-home mother of three found another use for her Instagram account (@herbunniesthree) after making her love of crafting and sewing into a business last year.

A friend asked Yeats to make an Amelia Earhart doll for her daughter, and the final product was such a success that the friend suggested she sell these dolls to others. Yeats has since had her original Sweeties dolls available at the Unglued indie market in downtown Fargo, through Etsy and at shows around the community.

Instagram has been a crucial way of reaching new customers, both locally and internationally, and she now has more than 1,500 followers who see her photo updates. Still, she said she likes to share pictures of her own little Sweeties – Tayden, 7, Vada, 5, and Tristan, 3.

Yeats will be selling her Sweeties dolls during the Fargo Alley Fair on Sept. 20.

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson has been a Forum reporter since 2012 and previously wrote for the Grand Forks Herald.

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